27 May 2007

Do you know what is this??? / Voce sabe o que é isto?

This is one of 199 species of andinian potatoes.

The weather conditions in the Andes biome are severe. Plants have to survive in extreme temperatures, heavy snowfall and strong winds. You can find the potato in places in the Andes where the the temperature ranges from 60 to 70 °F during the day, and frost at night. Most of the wild potato plants are hard to find, and grow in few places. Wild potatoes are found in thickets and waste areas.

Willd potatoes are found in 16 countries. Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico are where 90% of the wild potatoes are found. In Argentina,grows up at 6,562 feets There are about 199 species of wild potato,but only 7 are cultivated. Joël Robuchon wrote a book about those tinny and delicius potatos. I don't kwow how to prepare yet.But I do something these days


Sao uma das 199 especies de batatas andinas,mas sao cultivadas apenas 7 especies.Aqui na Argentina elas sao cultivadas na Puna a 2000m de altura ,elas sobrevivem a altas temperaturas de dia e a fortes ventos e a grandes nevascas à noite. Sao muitas raras e tem um gosto terroso mas delicioso. O chef Joël Rebouchon,dedicou um um livro a elas Ainda nao sei como vou prepara-las,mas vou fazer algo nestes dias.


Son unas de las 199 especies de papas salvajes andinas ,son raras de encontrar y sobreviven a las alturas y a los vientos andinos asi como a fuertes calores durante el dia y a la nieve por la noche,todabia no sé como las preparare ,pero algo se me ocurrira y hare algo con ellas estos dias

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

Wild potatoes, how precious! Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Orchidea said...

I have never seen this potatos... I like your blog a lot and will put you link on mine.
Ciao.

Bruno said...

Quando estive na Bolívia e no Peru, fiquei admirado com tantos tipos de batata e milho!

Aqui no Brasil a gente tem muito menos variedade. Por outro lado, nossas frutas me pareceram mais gostosas que as de lá.

Sylvia said...

Cynthia,they really are georgeous.Those day i will poste the recipe.

Orchidea,thank you very much,and... I never seen before too.

Pamela said...

Magnifica información. Meus parabéms!!